The biological mother of Grisha Yeager’s son Zeke was his first girlfriend, Dina Fritz. She was arrested and turned into a pure titan after having been a member of the Eldian insurrectionists. Dina may have seemed like a generic foe, but she actually had major consequences for the show.
Eren was inspired by her to take action, and her royal blood gave him access to the Founding Titan’s power for the first time. Dina, who had saved Eren from the fleeing Marleyan warriors, was ultimately eaten by her fellow Titans.
Annie Leonhart was the first shifter to come clean about being one of the Warrior program’s cruelest participants. She played with the Scouts’ lives and deaths, committing some of the most heinous acts in the series.
Annie, who appeared to be a cold and strategic thinker, was actually harboring a deep need to belong. She showed this in her interactions with Armin and with her adopted father after the Rumbling calmed down and he was found to be among the survivors.
Initially the series’ good guy, Eren Yeager eventually became bad. The lengths to which he was prepared to go in order to ensure the safety of his pals were extraordinary. Eren began the last arc as a formidable villain, but as the story progressed, his motivations got more muddled.
At the same time as he wished to destroy the world, he thought that if his companions stopped him, the Eldians’ reputation would improve abroad. Similarly, he was willing to transform Indians under Marleyan incarceration but did not revoke the “freedom” of enemy shifters.
Levi’s uncle Kenny Ackerman worked as a Military Police enforcer. Given the overall tone of the anime, his attitude of holding on to one’s hobbies for as long as one can was refreshingly upbeat. Given Kenny’s adversarial role and sadistic attitude, this is especially surprising.
However, Kenny stood out as one of the few major characters in the show who was openly motivated by his own self-interest. He wasn’t a monster, though, as evidenced by the fact that he didn’t inject himself with pure titan to prolong his life.
Whether he was a Marleyan warrior or an Eldian spy, Zeke Yeager was always on the losing side of history. His intention to euthanize his people was brutal and indicative of his grim, nihilistic outlook on life. Erwin Smith and the rest of the Scout unit all died because of Zeke’s actions.
Paradis and the Eldian Insurrectionists suffered catastrophic devastation once he betrayed them to the Marleyan administration. Zeke’s continually bad attitude, combined with his unrivaled physical prowess, made him a fun villain whom audiences enjoyed hating.